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hollybelle - Wednesday Jul 28, 2010
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 165.8

Yesterday is updated.  Was an OK day.  I didn't do any exercise.  Frankly I procrastinated the night away.  Will do something tonight. 

I am really not very hungry this a.m.  Probably because I ate late last night - cereal.  I was hungry THEN.  I have been trying to stop long enough to determine if I am hungry or not before I eat and how hungry am I, etc.  Mindfulness.  

B:  Coffee,  banana  175    

and I have a goal to work toward - on Sat September 18 some friends of ours are having a party with a band and everything.  We haven't sen them in a long, long time.  I want to look good for that party and am going to work hard to do so.......

L:  Oatmeal w raisins, cinn and sugar and almonds, blackberries, smoothie 365

S:  Nature Valley Thin 80

Subtotal 610

D:  Corn, Kale, fried green tomatoes, a few bites of slaw 1/2 corn stick 500

S:  Triscuit things - 200

1310 cals   exercise - 15 minutes on ET, short bike ride 10 min weights 


Progress as of today: 12.2 lbs lost so far, only 15.8 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 07/28/2010:
Funny, I don't find anything difficult in the word "badminton", no confusions here. There are other words like sympathy, therapy, etc. which are trouble to me constantly. :P

KathyBlue on 07/28/2010:
you will look good!!!! :)

loveray on 07/28/2010:
Happy day today- you are doing so well:) Midfullness is the key, even when we slip up!! You are on the right track to success. xo

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/28/2010:
mindful eating is the best eating. yeah, i should take that advice myself! i'm trying to hang in, having a rough time of it.

Maria7 on 07/28/2010:
Mindfulness...that's a good word. Not just giving in and eating just for something to do or out of boredom or habit. Mindfulness...thinking before we eat....asking ourselves if we are genuinely hungry for this or that. We sure are a very blessed nation by the Lord. Here we are, struggling to not overeat and there are other people struggling to have SOMETHING to eat.

moogy on 07/28/2010:
OK, so that's a decent amount of time you have to work with before the party. How much do you want to lose? It is about 7 weeks - you could be near goal!!!!

sweetpea1977 on 07/28/2010:
Thanks for the cute comment you left me. I am hoping this is just a first trimester thing. I am starting to show a tiny bit now (lower tummy pooch) so hopefully that means I'll outgrow these headaches soon. :)

Mindful eating is a great approach to eating. Eat to live and not to eat is another way I look at eating...though some days are easier than others!

2luvself on 07/28/2010:
have a great day today luv

just42day on 07/28/2010:
Sounds like you have a great party in the works! Enjoy!

Moody3 on 07/28/2010:
Mindfullness and mini goals are a good thing!! Something we all need!!

V on 07/28/2010:
I am sure that whatever your mini goal is you will do it :)

hollybelle - Tuesday Jul 27, 2010
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 165.8

Updated yesterday's entry.

Was a good day -

Many of you expressed interest in how the session with nutritionist/psychologist went.  I can tell you it was good.  I will post more as I can.  I am trying to digest (if you will pardon the pun!!!) it all, myself.  So give me some time and I'll give you what insight I can.  The talk centered around emotions (no surprise there, is there?) and was really not about food.  I'll leave it at that for now. 

B:  Oatmeal with cinn and sugar and almonds, coffee  275 

L:  7 Corn chips and 1/2 C Black Bean Salsa (homemade!!) 300 Fruit Smoothie 165 = 465

S:  7 Corn Chips and 1/2 C Black Bean Salsa (again) 300

D:  5 Triscuits and neufachel cheese, pnb and raisins 210

S:  Nature Valley Wafer 80

S:  Cereal 175

1505 Cals :o)  No real exercise  :o(



Progress as of today: 12.2 lbs lost so far, only 15.8 lbs to go!

liza36 on 07/27/2010:
Good luck with the nutritionist/psychologist. I had a similar experience last year when I went to one for a few months. I learned some valuable things. Have a good day!

loveray on 07/27/2010:
sounds like you are learning and feeling a lot! always good. hope you have a wonderful day. xo

V on 07/27/2010:
Glad that you got some insight! looking forward to hearing from you later :)

Moody3 on 07/27/2010:
Glad the session went well~after you've digested (heh) the info, fill us in! Yeh, it's no surprise that conversation centered around emotions~I think we all can relate to that...

Hope you have a wonderful day!

moogy on 07/27/2010:
We await gems of wisdom!

Maria7 on 07/27/2010:
Hope you've had a good day today! :-)

hollybelle - Monday Jul 26, 2010
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 165.8

Updated Saturday and didn't post all day yesterday BUT I did keep count for Sunday - it was 1650 calories - but I splurged and that isn't bad for a splurge.  

B:  Coffee, biscuits and jam 350

I have a banana for a snack and an appointment today with the nutritionist, physchologist lady.  We are supposed to start the first of 4 "coaching" sessions and then I will be eligible to go to group sessions once a week.  I am willing to do the work - let's see what happens.

L:  Cabbage cooked with a little ham and ham seasoning, big bowl of fruit - strawberries, blueberries and peaches - Yum 225 and very filling

S:  Banana 100

S:  2 New Nature Valley granola wafer-things - 160 - they are delicious, but not really worth the calories - the package says 80 clas "per pack" and I was thinking there were multiples (at least two) in each pack because that is the way it looked on the packaging!   Fooled me.  They are good, though not filling.

D:  4 Triscuits with Neufachel cheese, pnb and raisins - sounds weird, but if you try it I guarantee you will love it!  Kind of like a candy bar but with more nutrition.  230

S:  Pretzels 80

Not real hungry - husband was not home and to tell the truth - I was so "gassy" (sorry if this is TMI) from the cabbage I ate for lunch!! 

Cals = 1145    exercise = 10 minutes ET, 10 min weights in the a.m. - 25 minutes Bike outside!

Progress as of today: 12.2 lbs lost so far, only 15.8 lbs to go!

V on 07/26/2010:
You are determined so I am sure you will do just fine! Keep us posted! Have a wonderful day :)

KathyBlue on 07/26/2010:
yayyy, sounds good. Then tell us what she said!

KathyBlue on 07/26/2010:
reply to the comment you left on my post: Exactly, I'm now lower than I've ever been - at least in my twenties! And I don't remember me as below 100 kgs so it will be a very big landmark, too! :)

just42day on 07/26/2010:
Hope your meeting goes great! With your attitude and commitment I'm sure you'll succeed!

loveray on 07/26/2010:
love to you!! cant wait to hear about your sessions. it interests me so much:) xo

tangalyn on 07/26/2010:
thanks for ur comment and good luck today!

WI3 on 07/26/2010:
How exciting!! And look at you go! WOOO!

Maria7 on 07/26/2010:
That sounds real nice about the group sessions and all. Hope you have a wonderful day! :-)

Moody3 on 07/26/2010:
I'm looking forward to hearing what the session is like~Please share what is comfortable to you, I'm sure we could all benefit!!

Hope you're having a great day!

moogy on 07/26/2010:
I am excited to know what your professionals have to say - perhaps you can pass on their pearls of wisdom to us. Any help is greatly appreciated. You have a good one.

Bikiniwax85 on 07/26/2010:
Thank you for your kind words in darling. That is so sweet of you. Yes, I will! Take care! XOXO

hollybelle - Saturday Jul 24, 2010
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 165.8

Yesterday is updated.  Did OK yesterday.

B:  cereal, almonds and 1/2 banana, coffee  400

L:  6 bean nachos 250

S:  Smoothie - 250

Dinner with daughter and her boyfriend tonight - will be sensible. 

D:  Little serving of zuchinni casserole d made - it was good and vegetarian, fruit small serving, angel food cake and RF ice cream  450

Total Cals - 1350 Housework exercise. 

Progress as of today: 12.2 lbs lost so far, only 15.8 lbs to go!

sweetpea1977 on 07/24/2010:
I didnt see anything wrong with yesterday's food and exercise. Calorie intake was perfect after your mexican treat and workout was awesome. You go girl!

Enjoy you dinner tonight! :)

2luvself on 07/24/2010:
In a way I guess. But its more to do to with peoples dreams. The premise of the movie is that they are trying to plant thoughts into peoples heads while they dream by making them think they are actually awake... that sorta thing. The movies a total trip. When your finished watching it you'll look forward to bed because you want to dream dreams... I loved it.

moogy on 07/24/2010:
Keep up the good work hollybelle, you are almost halfway there!

Maria7 on 07/24/2010:
Hope you have a nice dinner tonite. :-)

Donkey on 07/24/2010:
Thumbs up! :-)

V on 07/24/2010:
Got your friend request on fb! You look great!

mcwoo40 on 07/25/2010:
Hiya Hollz,sent you a friend request :)))

hollybelle - Friday Jul 23, 2010
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 165.8

Yesterday is updated.  Thanks for all the suggestions on Mexican Madness (how to avoid it!).  I did very well.  That's 4 days in a row.  I only did house work for exercise yesterday - BUT I got up this a.m. and did the Elliptical Trainer and weights again.  YAY  Can you believe I FORGOT to eat breakfast???  I will get something soon or else I'll be too hungry at lunch and dinner time, etc....

B:  Coffee 75

L:  Tuna Sandwich 450

S:  Pretzels  110

D:  green beans w little ham hock, 1 corn on the cob, 1/4 cornbread with honey  550

Calories 1185 - a little low, but I was due for a low one. 

Exercise = ET and weights - about 25-35 minutes total

Progress as of today: 12.2 lbs lost so far, only 15.8 lbs to go!

just42day on 07/23/2010:
Glad you said adious to Mexican Madness. Congrats on 4 good days. I see many more in your future!

skinnygrlwithin on 07/23/2010:
I'm so very glad you survived mexican madness...the cheesy sour cream goodness is always hard for me to refuse!!

sweetpea1977 on 07/23/2010:
Congrats on last night's dinner. Sounds like you made a very good choice! I am super-impressed that you counted out your chips. Way to go!!

Umpqua on 07/23/2010:
Great job with the Mexican food! I had it on Monday and did a chicken fajita salad minus the shell, that's a good way to go. Hope you have a great weekend!

Maria7 on 07/23/2010:
Sounds like you did real well! Hope you have a wonderful day today. :-)

getmebackto150 on 07/23/2010:
awesome job at the mexican restaurant... That is the BEST you could hope for congratulations!!!

loveray on 07/23/2010:
wow- i wish i forgot breakfast!! the only time ever that i dont eat breakfast is when i am deathly ill, and when i am so crunched for time or getting on a plane. food and i dont part much:)

Moody3 on 07/23/2010:
So glad yesterday was a success!! WTG on getting a workout in this morning!! Wooohooo!!!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/23/2010:
lol, i used to be REAL picky with my breads. interestinly, you're gonna find this pretty funny, my pb and j wasn't on bread...was on these very light crackers. so, all the calories were from like 4 servings of pb and a couple nice dollops of jelly as well. just two crackers, 20 cal per piece. called light and tasty i think.

V on 07/23/2010:
I am glad that Mexican madness worked out for you ;)

hollybelle - Thursday Jul 22, 2010
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 165.8

Yesterday's entry is updated for menu and comments.  Today I need to plan very well because I am meeting friends at Mexican restaurant.  I love chips and salsa, but am working on thinking of something I can have that will not bust my calorie count.  I am thinking maybe Fajitas without the burritos.....any suggestions??

B:  Egg, toast w butter and jam, coffee  350

L:  Green Beans, 1/2 PBJ, smoothie (sm) - 470 A little much - but so filling and everything was Good - 50 calorie bread helps keep PBJ cals reasonable 


D:  20 chips and salsa, fajita "the cook" which means no guac, no sour cream, just the chicken and the peppers and onions - I didn't use the tortilla, a couple of bites of refried beans (very little - really!)  550???  I did GOOD.

S:  Apple  70 

Total 1440 - Exercise was only housework - laundry - trying to get a jump on the weekend!

Progress as of today: 12.2 lbs lost so far, only 15.8 lbs to go!

just42day on 07/22/2010:
See if the restaurant has a menu online. Lots do and include nutritional/calorie info. That might give you some ready options. Good for you for wanting to select healthy choices. I hope you find something satisfying.

liza36 on 07/22/2010:
What about taco salad without the shell? For the chips, you might just portion it out, say 12-15 chips for a serving. Good luck! I also love that your expect to exercise. That's something I need to do.

skinnygrlwithin on 07/22/2010:
How many calories to you allow yourself??? I'm going to think that either tacos without the cheese or fajitas and leave off the rice and cheese and try and stay away from the grease as you pick off the items... or ask them to not add any extra grease...sometimes that's what they spray on the plate to make it sizzle.

Donkey on 07/22/2010:
I like the fajitas idea a lot!

sweetpea1977 on 07/22/2010:
When in doubt, choose an item that includes soft tortillas. Soft tortillas are baked while crunchy shells are fried. Choosing soft over crunchy can easily save you a few hundred calories. Corn tortillas are better than flour tortillas, unless they happen to have whole wheat tortillas.

Replace refried beans with black beans. Black beans are low-fat, high in protein and fiber. Refried beans are often prepared with lard and Mexican cheese blends, or even bacon, which really ups the fat and calorie content of what could be a healthy side. Or, order pinto beans and mash them yourself for a similar flavor and texture without the extra fat.

Avoid nachos, chimichangas, chalupas, taquitos, beef or cheese burritos, chile relleno, (which are all deep-fried) and "double decker" burritos.

Try chicken fajitas, bean burritos, a sauteed chicken dish with peppers and onions (no cheese),or a soft taco. Eat all the salsa you want!

You may also be able to order low-fat cheese, brown rice, whole-wheat tortillas and/or a side of marinated vegetables, depending on the restaurant.

Some Mexican restaurants will replace the sides that come with meals with a salad if you ask them to. Top your side salad with salsa and you'll have a yummy, low-fat side. If you order an entree salad, be sure to request it be served on a plate rather than the deep-fried, bowl-shaped tortilla.

tangalyn on 07/22/2010:
hope u have a great time eating out with ur friends :)

hollybelle on 07/22/2010:
Boy I'm lucky to have so many suggestions - I think I can do it!

KathyBlue on 07/22/2010:
YAYYY for the exercise! Ahh, just to let you know I continued Andrew's story in today's post. :-)

loveray on 07/22/2010:
i love getting any burrito sans the tortilla or just a guacamole salad and some gazpacho. chips are hard to avoid, but i usually ask for some cucumber slices (they have for salads) and use those as my "chips" for guac and salsa:) thank you for your very profound words, its true that nothing is final until we depart- thanks for putting all of my belabored decisions into perspective- love to you.

V on 07/22/2010:
You can do it! Steak or chicken salad with sliced avacado tomateos onions perhaps a little cheese

Moody3 on 07/22/2010:
I don't do Mexican food so am zero help in that department, but looks like you got plenty of great suggestions!! Have fun!!!

Maria7 on 07/22/2010:
Restraint, restraint, restraint. That's all I can think of for advice right now. :-)

Maria7 on 07/22/2010:
PS...did I say...restraint...? :-)

hollybelle - Wednesday Jul 21, 2010
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 165.8

Yesterday has been updated.

Today so far:

B:  2 pieces of toast with butter and jam, coffee 350

Got up late - no exercise yet - raining like cats n dogs!  

L:  Arby's Regular Roast Beef and Diet Coke 350

Arby's Regular with Diet Coke and Coupon Deal $1.06! Lunch with a friend who was having a hard day - priceless!

D:  Bean Nachos - 8 Homemade - not too bad  300

S:  Popcorn at the Movies - 500 (?)  No Butter

S:  Cereal and peaches - 250

Huband and I went to an old time movie theatre and saw 1950's monster movies - The Creature from the Black Lagoon and It came From Outer Space - they were hilarious and the place was PACKED!

No exercise, though :o(

Calories - 1750  Kind of high, but not a waistline buster!   LOL 

Progress as of today: 12.2 lbs lost so far, only 15.8 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 07/21/2010:
Hello Hollybelle! I like the rain and I like the sun. It is sunny currently here but we may get some rain later on. Hope you have a happy, blessed day today! :-) Love, Maria

tangalyn on 07/21/2010:
thx for ur advice about the scales, hope u have a great day!

skinnygrlwithin on 07/21/2010:
I love the rain!!! I find it very very relaxing!!! Thank you for all your kind words yesterday

sweetpea1977 on 07/21/2010:
Mmm...I love Arby's, especially their regular with fries and a jamocha shake. That was my last meal before I gave birth to my son. I enjoyed it in between contractions, haha. If all goes well, I will repeat the tradition! :)

Hope the rain lets up so you can enjoy some time outside!

selina on 07/21/2010:
Hi Holly! "out there" as in gay? I wouldn't be surprised!

Have a great day!

loveray on 07/21/2010:
you are too cute- thank you for all of your sweet messages and i love your quote about arbys

V on 07/21/2010:
Hello Hollybelle! I hope you are having a good day despite the rain :)

Moody3 on 07/21/2010:
Love Arby's sandwiches, specially the roasted turkey, but was so disappointed to find out how high in calories they were~And I thought I was making a healthy choice by getting that over the roast beef melts...gesssh!

Rained and storming here in WV~lost my power last night even!!

Hope you have a wonderful day!

hollybelle - Tuesday Jul 20, 2010
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 165.8

Good day yesterday - see my updated menu on yesterday's post.

Today - didn't get up as early as yesterday but still got on the Elliptical Trainer for 15 minutes and did about 10 minutes of light weights for arms and upper back.

B:  1/2 PBJ, Vanilla coffee and apple 350

Didn't tell about the meeting last Monday with the nutritionist/phychologist lady - it went OK.  After short discussion she asked me a couple of questions that made me think and realize (once again) that I KNOW everything I need to know and HAVE everything I need to have to live the healthy life I want to live.  Stress level over food went down significantly since then.  

L:  Subway Tuna on Wheat 6" and Light chips   595  This is about 100-150 calories higher than I remembered!  It  is because I used to get the mini sub and I forgot and got the 6" - but it was good and nutritious so I'll just keep calories reasonable this afternoon and tonight and exercize a little more and balance it out (or not).  If my goal is 1500 calories for the day then I still have 555 to go.

UPDATE for Tuesday -

S:  Bran Cereal w. strawberries and FF half n half

D:  pretzels and baked fish

I think I hit the 550 mark so 1495 total calories for today and the exercise mentioned above.

Progress as of today: 12.2 lbs lost so far, only 15.8 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 07/20/2010:
yeah, don't tell me about the clothes... I have put away so many, and bought too much... I enjoy buying clothes now, I enjoy that I can go to the "normal" section (in SOME stores, though) and not the SuperSize Ladies' department... but then my Man is very stressed each time I appear with a new piece of clothing... :P AHHH COFFEE now you made me want a coffee... :P

just42day on 07/20/2010:
Glad your meeting w/nutritionist went so well and that your stress level has decreased. I'm sure that will help you move forward with your healthy lifestyle. Good job!

skinnygrlwithin on 07/20/2010:
Thank you very much for the words of advice and encouragement ... no I won't know the results til November... so it'll be more stress from waiting for the results ...some say its even worse than studying for the test, but I can't imagine that... the 7 days is the count down to when the test begins... the 9 days is a countdown for when the test is over... it's a 2 day 16 hour (8 hours a day) exam....

V on 07/20/2010:
You are doing so well!Keep up the good work

Maria7 on 07/20/2010:
I haven't eaten at the Sub in a long time. I love their turkey 6" subs with Lots of veggies and a little yellow mustard and black pepper on whole wheat...yum. Gotta have a little bag of chips to go with it! :-)

loveray on 07/20/2010:
I would love to hear more about your experience with the nutritionist. I have been thinking about seeing one for awhile- and its cool that she has a psych background as well. How did you find her?

sweetpea1977 on 07/20/2010:
Glad you had a great day yesterday. Today is looking pretty good too. Keep it up!

Moody3 on 07/20/2010:
Interesting how you have the knowledge (as most of us do, I think) yet we have a hard time applying it to our own lives~Why is that??? LOL~

I love Subway!!! Great choice!

selina on 07/21/2010:
Glad to hear you had a good day! Cheers to you!

hollybelle - Monday Jul 19, 2010
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 165.8

Walked 2 miles this morning.  Vanilla iced coffee so far is all for breakfast.  The banana I brought to work is not good (over-ripe).  Not a good thing - but I'll work it out.  Must PLAN better.

I did  wake up with a better attitude today - I am sick and tired of my attitude it's making me be someone I am definitely NOT and I am the only one who can change it and I will.  So there!

Update - Meant to tell that  I got a pair of those "round-bottom" sneakers at a bargain price ($35!) and have been wearing them.  They really work on your legs and butt - I can feel it so much more when I walk and they also MAKE you hold your ab muscles in !  I like them.  Also - bowled 2 games Saturday night with husband, daughter and her boyfriend.  Was a little sore in the back of legs - but good stretch exercise. 

B:  Vanilla Iced Coffee  200

L:  Multigrain Wheat-thin Crackers 2 T Olive Nut Spread 1 T Peanut Butter, 2 peaches - YUM! 560

That should "hold me" 'til dinner and I have baked fish planned along with vegetables-no bread and more walking!.

D:  Baked Crunchy fish, 2 boiled new potatoes with butter, cucumber and onion "salad", 1 slice of tomato 450

S:  Raisin Bran cereal w dash of FF Half n Half  350

1560 - good for a change! Exercise - 2 mile walk

Progress as of today: 12.2 lbs lost so far, only 15.8 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 07/19/2010:
yeah, the weather was very good! :) And I resisted all the sweet foods out there, I had a grilled chicken leg and 2 slices of bread for dinner :)

sweetpea1977 on 07/19/2010:
Hi Holly! I'm glad you woke up with a more positive mindset. That make will make the rest of your day better!

Yes, that is the same sister. She is doing great and I couldn't be happier!! :)

V on 07/19/2010:
Have a great day Holly! :)

Umpqua on 07/19/2010:
What a great attitude! I hope you have an excellent week!

loveray on 07/19/2010:
have a wonderful day! thank you so much for your sweet thoughts. xo

don'tstoptrying on 07/19/2010:
I'm glad you liked my post today, you are doing awesome on your weight loss. It's so good to see when people are losing and not just one or two pounds which is where I'm at! I sure wish the weight could come off quicker but I'm trying to learn patience with myself. Have a great day and eat healthy!

biscottibody59 on 07/19/2010:
Hey there! There's someone in my neighborhood who walks with those shoes. Oh and she sings (off key:-) while walking--though I think she was singing before the shoes came on the scene--haha! Good for you getting your walk in already--keep on keepin' on!

BTW, don't know if you've seen it, but there's a new sitcom with Betty White--"Hot in Cleveland," it's actually pretty funny. If you don't get TVLand, I think you can watch eps for free on their website.

Have a good week there!

Maria7 on 07/19/2010:
My friend got a pair of those sneakers, too and is happy over hers also! Glad to see you on here. Enjoy walking in those shoes...they sound sooo comfy!

Yes, last year, Mom moved into another nursing home. She likes it a lot better. Thanks for asking.

How is the weather in Kentucky??? It is very warm and humid here in SC.

hollybelle - Saturday Jul 10, 2010
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 165.8

I am going to exerecise right now!

Progress as of today: 12.2 lbs lost so far, only 15.8 lbs to go!

loveray on 07/10/2010:
yay for exercise, it heals the soul. thank you for your comments- i will need all the support i can get!! xo

Maria7 on 07/10/2010:
Hello, there, Hollybelle! Yes, I came back after some of the advertisements on DD went away. That is the reason I had left. I am so glad to be back again! I hope all is well with you. Looks like you're having a fight getting to your goalweight. There's no other way. It IS a fight. But after you get there, it is STILL a fight to stay there. :-) Love, Maria

Maria7 on 07/11/2010:
This is what you wrote almost a year ago...July 16th: This week is going pretty darn good on the food and exercise. So far I have stayed within my calorie allowances each day (notice I didn't say calorie LIMITS) and I have exercised at least 45 minutes or an hour each day. My mind set has shifted (for whatever reason - I wish I could explain) and I feel empowered to take charge of my body again. I don't know if I have lost any lbs yet, but I can tell my clothes are a little less tight and I don't feel as bloated. I know water comes off first, but I want to see some real fat loss soon - especially in the waist area...... You were doing it then...you can pick up where you are now and get going again! I believe you can get to your goalweight. You really can....if it is MORE IMPORTANT to you than eating freely whatever you decide you want when you want. You've been on this journey long enough (yes, I know...a lllllllllllllllllllllllllllong time! We're both oldie-goldies here :-D ) to KNOW what is required and no it is NOT comfortable getting to goal and staying there but it is also NOT comfortable not being happy with one's size and weight when one is not where one really wants to be, either. Do I be hungry? YES. Do I give in? Sometimes but usually NOT if I've had my cals allowance for the day. I just do something to distract my mind from thinking about food and whatever I'm craving, I tell myself I can have it for breakfast tomorrow. Hope this helps! :-) Love, Maria

selina on 07/12/2010:
hi holly! looks like you are doing great!

selina on 07/12/2010:
Holly, I just read your entry bellow and wanted to hear what you found out from your doctor. Of course, if you don't mind sharing... I feel I need to see a nutritionist/psycologist myself... I find myself out-of-control with food and lack of exercise for periods of time and that's my biggest problem - my sole problem, really. Going to exercise is wonderful for you! I hope you had a good one!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/12/2010:
thanks for the support on my test!!! whew...gotta get down to studying in a bit!! :)

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